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Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 15

On May 9th the HO HO KAM Village water supply was disrupted because of a major water leak in the main water supply line in the park. The water had been disrupted for a few hours, and it appeared that this would continue on for a while. It appeared that much additional digging would be required before the work could be completed, and the water turned back on. Some of the residents were starting to express their concerns. Pastor Bill lifted the concerns up before the Lord. Praise the name of Jesus Christ, He answers prayers. Within 20 minutes the residents had their water restored, and within 30 minutes the whole matter was completed, with only the back-fill left to do. Our Lord is Faithful!!! All Praise and Glory goes to Him!

Coolidge Examiner > Religion

Mother's Day: A special day to look at the Fifth Commandment

By Pastor William Perry
Community Christian Church/Ho Ho Kam Village
Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 4:13 AM MST
It seems to me appropriate for Mother’s Day to take the Fifth Commandment, and make it fully theirs.  I do want you to know that this is in no way meant to detract from the centrality of mom in the home.  Neither am I endeavoring to bring the father in for a share of the tribute and honor that should go to mothers on this day.  I turn to this commandment because in it is embodied the very basis and essential significance of Mother’s Day.

From the very beginning of the church, the church and the people of God have paid tribute to the high and noble estate of motherhood. While still in the Garden of Eden, a special recognition of mothers was made. Adam named his wife, and he called her “Eve” because as he said, “She is the mother of all living.”

Once again, immediately after their expulsion from the garden, mothers were brought to the forefront again, when God prophesized, “The seed of the woman shall bruise the serpent’s head.”
Someone has said, “When you tell the story of any great man, you must begin with his mother.”
As was the case of John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church, as well as his brother, the great hymn writer, Charles.  The love and influence of the mother is the central and supreme influence of the home, or it should be.  An old Chinese proverb expresses this most clearly with, “When a child goes away from home, he carries his mother’s hand with him.”

It is doubly significant that the one who was chosen to be a great influence in the life of the Lord Jesus as He was growing up was the one who brought Him into this world as a human baby, His mother.  She is the one who was with Him all the way from conception to the cross, and His resurrection. During His boyhood and into His youth, He was subject to her as well as to Joseph.

What greater tribute could be paid to the dignity and sublimity of motherhood than this?

In the Fifth Commandment: It is stated, “Honor thy father and thy mother,” I don’t believe that we would be at all in error to place the emphasis on, “honor thy mother,” because of the significance of this day, Mother’s Day.  This Fifth Commandment stands as the first and fundamental statute in our duty to man.  Here, I believe, we have laid down for us, the very wrap and woof of society in general, and of Christian society in specific.  The home was the place God chose as the proper place where His Son was to be raised, free to be loved, to love, to interact with community, free from government control.  He chose the nurturing, instruction and discipline of the home as the place where His Son should grow and develop into perfect manhood. The home is very important.

The tragedy of our day is, the home has become peripheral and not central in the life and training of our children and young people.

This commandment to; “Honor thy father and thy mother” is not an arbitrary command.
It is the most natural, reasonable necessity of society. If any man or woman has a right to our honor, it is our parents.  Think of the love and care that they have given to us throughout our infant days and on!  Think of the expense, time and effort they so generously gave.

This is especially true of mothers. In time of sickness or injury, she would drop everything to care for us, her children.  Not only is it the parent’s right to receive honor, this is also best for the child.
The real purpose of the Fifth Commandment is not to safeguard the honor of parents; it is rather for the sake of the children.  Children are happier and safer if they obey and honor their parents. Paul says in Ephesians 6, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right.
Honor thy father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise.”

Let’s love and honor our mothers. Start today and every day, remember, Let’s pay special tribute to our mothers.
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A little R&R time as watermelon is in season is Southern Arizona.  Yum!
Thursday night is open mike night at the clubhouse.  We are starting to feel quite comfortable and enjoy this time.

Church Service May 15, 2011
As we get more into summer the numbers in the park are getting smaller and we’re using this time to get to know the park’s year round residents better.  What a blessing it is!
The Word is out! Men tend to cry more as they get older. Especially when they reach retirement and have to work as a greeter at Wal Mart!
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